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Brahms + Beethoven

May 11-13, 2018

Program and Description

May 13 performance added due to demand!

SCHUMANN: Overture to Die Braut von Messina (“The Bride of Messina”)
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Concert Duration: Approx 2 hours with intermission.


The Music Hall grand opening season closes with a flourish of musical fireworks. Beethoven’s jubilant Symphony No. 7 was an instant success, further solidifying his stature among his musical heirs, Schumann and Brahms. Schumann’s lesser-known and eloquent overture to Die Braut von Messina (The Bride of Messina) sets the stage for Brahms’ romantic Violin Concerto, featuring the “effusively lyrical” (The Guardian) violinist James Ehnes.

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Venue: Music Hall

1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

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